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- aPhiladelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine Georgia, Suwanee, Georgia
- bInternal Medicine Residency Program, Northside Hospital Gwinnett, Lawrenceville, Georgia
- cMedical College of Georgia, Augusta University, Augusta, Georgia
- dCardiovascular Group P.C., Lawrenceville, Georgia
- ↵∗Address for correspondence:
Ms. Jennifer D. Hua, Cardiovascular Group, 755 Walther Road, Lawrenceville, Georgia 30046.
Temporary epicardial pacing, routinely used after cardiac surgery, employs wires anchored to the epicardium allowing removal via traction. In cases of resistance, the temporary wires are cut flush at the skin. We present a rare noninfectious case of a migrated retained temporary pacing wire into the left heart. (Level of Difficulty: Beginner.)
- cardiac pacemaker
- temporary cardiac pacing
- temporary epicardial pacemaker
- x-ray fluoroscopy
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- Received February 12, 2020.
- Revision received April 19, 2020.
- Accepted April 28, 2020.
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